"I don't think they were booing me" said Daniil Medvedev on the US Open
Daniil Medvedev and the US Open crowd have an interesting relationship dating back to his first US Open final run in 2019. This time around he did not enjoy the full support of the crowd as the majority of people wanted Novak Djokovic to win. The support moved the Serbian to tears as he too did not always enjoy the full support of the New York crowd.
On the crowd Medvedev said:
"I don't think they were booing me. There were a lot of Serbian fans. I didn't hear booing from my side, I heard screaming for Novak. Of course in those moments when I was doing second serves and double faults, it's not easy because that doesn't happen often, so you are not used to it.
Medvedev usually enjoys interactions with the crowd whether they are supportive or not but this time around he did not feed off it:
"And it was the end of the match so I didn't feed off it. I didn't even think 'what should I do with it?'. I just knew I had to focus on myself, try to win the match, no matter if it's loud or if it's quiet, for or against me. My goal was to win the match and I'm happy that I managed to put everything aside and managed to do it."
On his relationship with the US Open crowd he said:
"I'm willing to play any tournament in any part of the world. Some they like me and in other places, like the US Open, they were booing me two years ago and then they were cheering for me in the final. Sometimes I do mistakes, like everybody, but I'm doing mistakes because I'm being myself. I just take it easy [with the crowds] and just be myself. Not only with the crowds, but in life. I'm not trying to fake anything."